Discipline: Literature – fiction

Rogelio Juarez

Discipline: Literature – fiction
Region: Phoenix, AZ
MacDowell Fellowships: 2024

Rogelio Juarez is a Mexican-American writer from Phoenix. His fiction has appeared in American Short Fiction, and J Journal: New Writing on Justice and Zócalo Public Square. His work has been supported by Tin House and the Voices of Our Nation Arts Foundation. He holds a M.F.A. in fiction from Cornell University.

At MacDowell, Juarez worked on his debut short story collection, The State of My Heart. The collection is a sprawling microcosm of the Southwest – of documenting and upending the liminal and brutal truths of living between cultures, empires, systems, and histories.



Rogelio Juarez worked in the Calderwood studio.

In the winter of 1998, motivated by his passion for reading, Stanford Calderwood donated funds for a new writers’ studio. Burr-McCallum Architects of Williamstown, MA, provided the award-winning design in 1999; and the construction of the handsome studio was completed in time for its first artist to arrive early in 2000. With a series of double-hung casement…

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